Iran calls IAEA’s work ‘unprofessional’ before talks on ending standoff

16 September 2021, 5:11 PM
Iran on Thursday dismissed the UN nuclear watchdog's work as "unprofessional" and "unfair" shortly before the two sides are due to hold talks aimed at resolving a standoff over the origin of uranium particles found at old but undeclared sites in Iran.
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Haiti official resigns over PM’s links to suspect in president’s slaying 16 September 2021, 4:25 AM

Fresh turmoil hit Haiti's government on Wednesday as a senior official stepped down saying he could not serve a premier under suspicion in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise and refusing to cooperate in the investigation.

UK PM Johnson reshuffles his top team to focus on post-COVID rebuild 16 September 2021, 3:52 AM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reshuffled his senior ministers on Wednesday, appointing his party's first female foreign secretary, as he urged his government to get on with the job of tackling economic inequality after COVID-19.

Macron says French forces killed Islamic State leader in Sahara 16 September 2021, 2:32 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that French military forces had killed Islamic militant Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara.

Vaccinated Mr President? New York wants proof, UN chief cannot enforce 16 September 2021, 1:23 AM

UN chief Antonio Guterres stressed on Wednesday that he cannot ask world leaders to show they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, after New York City officials said proof should be required for anyone entering the UN General Assembly Hall.

US helped at least 36 citizens leave Afghanistan since August 31 – State Department 16 September 2021, 12:25 AM

The United States has facilitated the departure of at least 36 US citizens and at least 24 lawful permanent residents from Afghanistan since August 31 via charter flights and overland routes, the State Department said on Wednesday.

N Korea launches were test of new railway-borne missile system – KCNA 15 September 2021, 11:52 PM

The missiles fired by North Korea on Wednesday were a test of a new "railway-borne missile system", state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday.

New York informs UNGA that people entering premises must have vaccination proof 15 September 2021, 8:10 PM

The City of New York has informed the President of the United Nations' General Assembly that all persons visiting the institution for next week's High Level meetings will have to show proof of vaccination.

Canada’s Trudeau slammed over rising inflation as election race tightens 15 September 2021, 6:28 PM

The leader of Canada's main opposition party on Wednesday said a surge in inflation last month highlighted the failure of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's economic policies and urged Canadians to vote out the government in an election on Monday.

US condemns North Korea missile launch : State Department spokesperson 15 September 2021, 3:06 PM

The United States condemned  North Korea's missile launch on Wednesday, saying it is in violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions and posed a threat to its neighbors and the international community, a State Department spokesperson said.

Trump’s top general ‘secretly warned China of war’ 15 September 2021, 12:09 PM

The top US general secretly called his Chinese counterpart twice during the presidency of Donald Trump, According to a Washington Post report on Tuesday.

Biden failed to secure summit with China’s Xi 15 September 2021, 7:26 AM

US President Joe Biden proposed a first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a call last week.

Algeria, Saudi Arabia discuss OPEC, regional, international issues 15 September 2021, 4:40 AM

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on Tuesday discussed coordination within OPEC as well as bilateral, regional and international issues, Algeria's presidency and the Saudi minister said.

Haiti PM emerges as suspect in president’s death 15 September 2021, 2:19 AM

Haiti's chief public prosecutor has asked the judge overseeing the investigation into the assassination of President Jovenel Moise to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry as a suspect and ordered migration services not to let him leave the country.

Former police plead not guilty to federal charges in George Floyd death 14 September 2021, 9:01 PM

Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the deadly arrest of George Floyd entered not guilty pleas to federal charges of violating Floyd's civil rights at an arraignment on Tuesday.

Vladimir Putin self-isolates after COVID-19 detected in entourage : Kremlin 14 September 2021, 11:49 AM

 Russian President Vladimir Putin is self-isolating after members of his entourage fell ill with COVID-19 and will therefore not travel to Tajikistan this week for planned regional security meetings, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

Nuclear envoys from Japan, US, and S Korea met after N Korea missile test 14 September 2021, 5:25 AM

Top nuclear envoys from Japan, the United States and South Korea held talks in Tokyo on Tuesday to discuss how to rein in North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes, a day after Pyongyang said it conducted a new long-range missile test.

Local COVID-19 cases more than double in southeast China 14 September 2021, 4:43 AM

New local COVID-19 infections more than doubled in China's southeastern province of Fujian, health authorities said on Tuesday, in the country's latest outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Biden to host leaders of Australia, India, Japan at White House next week 14 September 2021, 3:24 AM

US President Joe Biden will host a first in-person summit of leaders of the "Quad"countries - Australia, India, Japan and the United States - which have been seeking to enhance cooperation to push back against China's growing assertiveness.

Charlotte Johnson Wahl, mother of UK PM Johnson, dies at 79 – The Telegraph 14 September 2021, 12:21 AM

Charlotte Johnson Wahl, a professional painter and the mother of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has died at the age of 79, the Telegraph newspaper reported.

US CDC advises against travel to Afghanistan, other countries over COVID-19 13 September 2021, 11:30 PM

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday warned against travel to Afghanistan, Albania, Serbia, Belize, Lithuania and four other destinations because of COVID-19 concerns.

Palestinian stabs two in Jerusalem shop before being shot and wounded 13 September 2021, 6:01 PM

A Palestinian stabbed and wounded two people in a Jerusalem cosmetics shop on Monday before being shot and wounded by police, Israeli officials said, amid heightened tensions since a prison escape by Palestinian inmates a week ago.

UN seeks $600 million to avert Afghanistan humanitarian crisis 13 September 2021, 6:50 AM

The United Nations (UN) is convening an aid conference in Geneva on Monday in an effort to raise more than $600 million for Afghanistan, warning of a humanitarian crisis there following the Taliban takeover.

Opinion: What schools teach about 9/11 and the war on terror 12 September 2021, 4:14 PM

The phrase “Never Forget” is often associated with the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But what does this phrase mean for U.S. students who are too young to remember? What are they being asked to never forget?

Taliban say woman can study at university but classes must be segregated 12 September 2021, 3:00 PM

Women in Afghanistan will be allowed to study in universities as the country seeks to rebuild after decades of war but gender segregation and Islamic dress code will be mandatory, the Taliban's new Higher Education minister said on Sunday.

Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation for rocket fire: military 12 September 2021, 7:41 AM

Israel carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in response to Palestinian rocket fire into its territory, the Israeli military said.

US has administered 379.4 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses, CDC says 12 September 2021, 4:39 AM

The United States has administered 379,472,220 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning and distributed 456,755,075 doses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Friends and family remember the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks 11 September 2021, 6:02 PM

Twenty years after hijacked airliners smashed into New York City's World Trade Center and the Pentagon outside Washington, Americans came together on Saturday (September 11) to honour the nearly 3,000 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

Dignitaries arrive at the World Trade Center site in New York for 9/11 ceremony 11 September 2021, 3:00 PM

Dignitaries arrived at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan for the 20th anniversary memorial for the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Prince Andrew served with papers over sex abuse claims 11 September 2021, 10:10 AM

Britain's Prince Andrew was served with a lawsuit by a woman accusing him of sexual assault and battery two decades ago.

UK PM Johnson: 9/11 attacks failed to divide us 11 September 2021, 5:23 AM

The September 11, 2001, al Qaeda attacks in the United States failed to divide those who believe in freedom and democracy, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a video message marking the 20th anniversary of that day.